RHINO PEAK CHALLENGE 2018 - PLEDGE LIST

Influential People - Pledges

SHANE RAW

Age: 44

Hometown: Pietermaritzburg

Lucky Draw Prize:
A hamper of awesomeness including some goodies from First Ascent

Occupation:

I am first and foremost a whitewater kayaker but I also get involved in many other sporting disciplines that keep me challenged and outdoors in the fresh air… I am also a professional lens-cap holder (you’ll have to keep reading to understand that one) and sometimes moonlight as a financial manager too.

About Me:

I grew up in PMB, the paddling centre of the universe and have had a paddle in my hand for as long as I can remember. My other sporting interests include paragliding, adventure racing, MTB’ing and climbing. Apart from my love (some say addiction) for adventure sports, my other main passion is wildlife. I worked in a very successful private conservation organisation in Swaziland for almost 2 decades during which time I was exposed to many incredible experiences, from the somewhat scary midnight anti-poaching patrols to the awe of watching a rhino give birth or a herd of elephant frolicking in a water hole in the midday sun. I also experienced the gruesome horrors of rhino poaching up close and personal and this sparked something in me, a need to do everything I can to protect our beleaguered wildlife of all shapes and sizes. Over the years I have developed a real affinity with the bush – the simplicity, the “realness”, the ebb and flow. We just cannot allow this to be obliterated right before our eyes. Together with my partner, the beautiful and extremely talented wildlife photographer Chantelle Melzer, we have started several initiatives to create awareness and hopefully make a tangible difference in the fight to protect our natural heritage.

Personal / Sporting Achievements :

- Taken part in kayaking events and expeditions in over 30 countries on 4 continents… so far!
- Multiple times South African Freestyle Kayaking Champion and competed in two World Championship events.
- Winner of numerous local extreme down river races and the South African National Extreme Downriver Race Series in 2014
- First decent of the Zambezi’s Batoka Gorge on a standup-paddleboard as part of the #StandUp4Rhinos team.
- Two times winner of the Swazi Xtreme Adventure Race (Sport Edition) as part of team Aieesh.com

Reason for taking Challenge:

So many of us get despondent at the seemingly ceaseless decimation of our precious wildlife and wonder what, if anything we can do to make a difference and also, which of the many conservation organisations to support. What I love about the Rhino Peak Challenge is that both beneficiaries (EWT and Wildlife ACT) are reputable, proactive organisations with a proven track record doing extremely valuable work in the conservation of endangered species and habitats. For this reason I am confident that my efforts in taking part in the RPC are going to the right place i.e. making a REAL difference and I urge my entire network of family, friends and followers to get behind me and this event knowing your support will be doing so too! There is a wealth of additional info on the website about the specific projects and how the funds are used. So hit that pledge button and let’s make a difference!!

Company / Sponsors:

First Ascent, Fluid Kayaks, Raw Adrenaline, GoPro South Africa, Pelican, Salomon, Sweet Protection

Twitter: @shaneraw

Facebook: Shane Raw

Goal Time: 420 minutes

No. of pledges: 77


Actual Time: 344 minutes

Pledge Factor: 45 minutes

Total Raised: ZAR 38,655

Pledge Factor Capped

Pledges for Shane Raw

Name / Company
Amount ZAR
Shane JoinMeMakeAPledge Raw
10
Heinz Meyer
5
Matt Goode
1
Chantelle Melzer
2
Scott Alexander
10
Penny Rice
10
Stones
5
Amanda Bessenger
10
Jason Boulle
8
Stone Accountancy
5
Adventure Works Africa
6
Pierre Jonker
10
Katherine & Marius
30
The Boulles
10
Jay Hyde
5
Adrian Vroom
10
Colin Heard
10
Deborah High /Wildlife ACT Volunteer
10
Scott Sinclair
5
Stu Berry
5
Gordon jackson
10
Tracy Zunckel
2
Ivan
12
Nicci & JP Auchincloss
20
Bud takis
30
Donovan Alho
10
Scott Reinders
12
Russell McMaster
20
Bronwen Flemington
1
Michelle Bentley
10
Deidre Keulder
5
Hugh & Rhona Raw
10
Stefan
10
Warren Smith
20
Anthony Gould
10
Clive & Bruce
10
Mike Browning
10
Leanne Perkins
15
Michelle Braithwaite
2
Stefano Sessa
10
sam koschi
30
Ryno Griesel
10
Scott Lindgren
15
Julia Wakeling
5
Katherine
10
Wiaan Viljoen
5
Mark Schroenn
10
Carol Reeves
10
Michael
10
Richard Franklin - Australia
12
Kirsty Noon
50
Stuart Hablutzel
5
Chantelle Melzer
5
Jeremy J Green
10
SATC
10
Lindsay
10
Pines Antiques Trading (Pty) Ltd
20
Jane Bain
5
Ian McNamara
10
Christopher Marland
10
Carmen Combrinck
10
Tim White
20
Clive Brown
10
Ben Marr
5
Robin - Premier Mapping
20
Pierre Carter
17
Mike Eglington/Steelco
15
Kathleen Dollman
5
Paul
25
Patricia Stannard
5
Frikkie and Zella Fourie
10
Kelly-Ann Barnett
10
David Papenfus
10
Pegge family ( UK )
1
Bundu Gear
20
Justin Engelbrecht
25
Isibindi africa trails
3
Total Pledge Amount ZAR
859